Windows Intune is a Microsoft cloud-based management solution that was first introduced July 2011. Since it’s initial debut, the Windows Intune team has been hard at work and have released several updates over the last 2 years.
Wave D, launched November 2012, provides great advancements in Modern Device Management for your organization and brings forth a unified experience across on-premise solutions (using Configuration Manager 2012 SP1) with the flexibility of cloud-based solutions.
Windows Intune is centered around 4 key solution areas: Unified Infrastructure, Security, Device Management, and Bring Your Own Device.
With Windows Intune, you can manage your IT environment solely through the cloud, or you can extend your on-premise System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 environment by integrating it with Windows Intune through a connector.
Integrating Windows Intune with System Center Configuration Manager allows for a Single Admin Console for the IT Administrator to manage the enterprise.
Windows Intune can help your organization keep software up-to-date and provides your organization with a comprehensive policy management.
- Improve oversight and monitor compliance through various update methods including software patch management.
- Set and manage organizational policies to multiple users groups based on Active Directory security groups or dedicated custom management groups.
- Protect and manage your PCs from malicious threats and software with Endpoint protection.
With System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and Windows Intune, you can integrate a comprehensive mobile device management strategy for your organization.
For additional information on security features of Windows Intune, download the whitepaper.
Device Management can help ensure that your employees can have access to resources they need without adding complexity or compromising security. Windows Intune helps provide management of PCs, Windows Phone 8, and Windows RT tablets. You can also support both iOS and Android platforms.
Windows Intune also provides a personalized self-service portal so your organization can deliver applications to your end-users. Users have the ability to choose what to install on their device with a peace of mind knowing that these applications are IT-approved.
Bring Your Own Device
Bring Your Own Device is all the rave these days. With Windows Intune, you have the ability to empower your employees by enabling their preferred applications and mobile devices.
Windows Intune provides key features for a BYOD strategy including:
- Self-Service Portal for selecting and installing company applications.
- Personalized application delivery.
- Support for multiple platforms.
For additional information on How to Manage Mobile Devices by using Windows Intune Connector in Configuration Manager
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